The Valleys

Things to see and do

Featured attractions
Caerphilly CastleCaerphilly CastleTake a peek
Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreParc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreTake a peek
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryCyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryTake a peek
Big Pit: National Coal MuseumBig Pit: National Coal MuseumTake a peek
Gnoll Estate Country ParkGnoll Estate Country ParkTake a peek
Guardian - Six BellsGuardian - Six BellsTake a peek
Explorers Wanted

The Valleys has more than enough to fill the longest of weekend breaks!

It’s one of the many unexpected things about The Valleys. Did you know, for example, that we’re home to one of Europe’s biggest and best medieval castles (it’s smack in the middle of Caerphilly – you can’t miss it)? Or the scenic Brecon Mountain Railway a narrow-gauge railway where you get on in Merthyr Tydfil and get off in the heart of the Brecon Beacons? Or our very own World Heritage Site at Blaenavon, an equivalent of the Taj Mahal and Great Wall of China?

All this together with numerous heritage sites, green country parks and great stories means that there is something new to explore each weekend!


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Llanhhilleth Heritage Society

Llanhilleth Institute, Meadow Street, Llanhilleth, Abertillery

Located within Llanhilleth Institute the Heritage centre offers a unique experience of life, throughtout the ages, of the four distinct communities t...

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Maesteg Town Hall

Talbot Street, Maesteg

This historic building erected in 1881 and now a grade II listed building, is the focal point of Maesteg. The Town Hall provides a 550 seat thea...

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Kenfig National Nature Reserve

Ton Kenfig, Bridgend

Glamorgan's largest natural lake, Kenfig Pool, is set on the edge of this beautiful sand dune nature reserve with spectacular views across S...

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Ynys Hywel Farm

Cwmfelinfach, Caerphilly,

Ynys Hywel Farm is a working hill farm, owned by Caerphilly county borough council and run by the Countryside and Landscape Service.

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Tredegar Museum

The Circle, Tredegar

A small but important collection detailing the towns heritage, incluidg its importace in the iron, steel and coal industry and the birth place of the...

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Newbridge Memo

Newbridge Memo, High street, Gwent

Recently refurbished with dedication and care, the Memo has once again become a crucial hub for the local community

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St. Illtyd's Motte

St. Illtyd, Aberbeeg, Abertillery

Just to the west of St. Illtyd's Church stands a large, steep-sided, flat-topped mound. This is a well preserved castle motte. This probably dates to...

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Roseheyworth Woodlands

Rose Heyworth Road, Abertillery

Walking paths and bridleways, which can be used for mountain biking, enhance the attractions of the area and recently a new trail leads from Cwmtill...

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The Winding House

Cross Street, Elliots Town, New Tredegar

Unearth the hidden history of the Caerphilly County Borough, exhibitions, family history, events, eat, drink and shop - all under one roof.

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The Workers Gallery and Workshops

99 Ynyshir Rd, Ynyshir,

Art & Design Gallery with Exhibition & workshop space + FREE arts reference library. Dedicated Gallery Artists Wall & People's Art Wall specialisin...

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